Govt calls all-party meet to discuss Lokpal Bill MIL/TOI, Aug 23, 2011


Amid the standoff with Team Anna over the Lokpal Bill, government has convened an all-party meeting on Wednesday to find a way to solve the issue.

Leaders of all political parties have been invited to attend the meet scheduled for 3.30pm on Wednesday.

Sources said government is of the view that some of the demands put forth by Hazare and his associates require a wider political consensus before a decision could be taken.

In a related development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday held a detailed meeting with chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, looking into the Lokpal Bill.

Sources said the meeting discussed various options to end the impasse over the issue as Hazare’s fast entered the eighth day on Tuesday.

Singhvi had on Monday said that difference between the government and Hazare on Lokpal Bill were more to do with methodology rather than content and said the Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel was open to all kinds of opinions and inputs to send a strong and acceptable to all Lokpal Bill back to Parliament.

Congress member Praveen Singh Aron has already submitted a copy of Hazare’s Jan Lokpal Bill for consideration of the committee

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Dinesh on August 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    One Lays the TRAP, 2nd HUNTS Down. This is always the game plan of Congress for Protesters and Whistle Blowers. This time PM & Pranab is in FIELD against Team Anna. The Govt also did not respect to SC’s order to declare list of Black Money holders. Standing Committee is headed by Name Brand Politicians like Abhishek Sanghavi, Laloo Yadav, Mulayam, Amar Singh etc.. Citizens had lost trust in govt and top level from UPA Ministry had DOCTORATE in CHEATING and always BETRAYED the Country by Promising Business when caught Red-Handed. All States must be denied FEDERAL GRANTS which does not accept LOKAYUKTA. UN must pass a bill against Corrupt and Looter Politicians who LOOTS Citizens money and push millions below poverty line and make them suffer. They must be declared TERRORIST and arrested under INT Terrorism Law. Jai ANNA HAZARE – Jai JAN LOKPAL BILL. GOD BLESS INDIA.

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